Making Change Matter

Next week the UK will have a national referendum on an issue on which very few people care. Whether the country keeps the ‘first past the post’ system for its general election, or moves to an ‘alternative vote’ system is not a topic that is on many people’s lips. If...

Where Is Your Company Going On Holiday This Summer?

For the past few weeks I’ve been struggling to book our family’s summer holiday. My problem isn’t that I have failed to list out our key criteria – I know we want to stay in a villa with a pool that’s near a beach that has access to some sailing activities. (My sons...

10 Sources Of New Growth Ideas

New applications for existing technologies. Sir James Dyson’s bag-less vacuum cleaner technology was inspired by the way a local sawmill used a giant cyclone to lift and remove sawdust from the air. Combine disparate technologies. Apple’s iPod and iTunes, brought...

Growth In Turbulent Times

The first session of our 2011 Teleseminar series, Accelerating Growth, is next Friday, 15 April at midday (UK time). The title is Growth In Turbulent Times and in it you will learn how to avoid unnecessary defensiveness, spot and pursue new growth opportunities and...

Is Apple The New NHS?

At its best, Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) helps millions of people gain access to levels of free healthcare that would be out of reach to many. At its worst, however, the NHS can be a faceless bureaucracy that – under the banner of ‘fairness’ – allocates...